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kennyd63

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Posted: 05/30/20 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good morning to all, Upon our arrival at our property in MI where we keep our permanent trailer I realized I forgot the battery back in Illinois . The question is, will I do any damage to the converter by plugging the camper to its 50amp electrical source?

Thank you to all in advance .


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Posted: 05/30/20 05:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not as long as the disconnected battery terminals are not touching. If you have a slide many mfg recommend using a battery to run the slides out to not damage the converter.

At my seasonal my battery went dead years ago and is electrical disconnected. Just run off the converter.

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Posted: 05/30/20 06:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The instruction manual* for my Progressive Dynamics sumthin sumthin’s sez they can be used without a battery.

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You could also go to the local auto parts store and get another.

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Posted: 05/30/20 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WFCO converters can be run w/o a battery. The (very) old Magnetek's needed a battery for filtering.


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Posted: 05/30/20 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only real setback is the converter "tries" to charge the missing battery nonstop.

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Posted: 05/30/20 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You NEED a battery...which powers the trailer brakes if the TT breaks away. Serious safety issue.


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Posted: 05/30/20 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lwiddis wrote:

You NEED a battery...which powers the trailer brakes if the TT breaks away. Serious safety issue.


"Upon our arrival at our property in MI where we keep our permanent trailer"

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Posted: 05/30/20 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just today, I disconnected the battery in our TT getting ready for our long trip home tomorrow, (we leave the trailer here on our permanent site).
We are sitting here right now with 12 volt lights on enjoying a glass of wine.
I do know that according to the Lippert book I am supposed to have the battery connected in order for the slide and awning to work, but it didn't say any harm would come to anything.

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Posted: 05/30/20 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No issues. Enjoy your time without worry.


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